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JDS中国项目概述大学信息

Nagoya University (National)

Graduate School of Law (GSL)
Nagoya University
URL of Graduate School (English)
https://gsl.law.nagoya-u.ac.jp/
Name of Course/Program
“A Program to Enhance a Collaborative Human Resources and Network for Sustainable Socio-Economic Development in the Post-COVID-19 Asia”: Comparative Law and Politics (LL.M.) Program /Department of Combined Graduate Program in Law and Political Sciences
URL of Course/Program (English)
https://www.law.nagoya-u.ac.jp/_userdata/gsl-handbook.pdf
Degrees
Degree of Master of Laws (Comparative Law)
Credit and years needed for graduation
30 credits / two years for completion of the LL.M. (Comparative Law) Program in Law and Political Science

Features of Graduate School

The Graduate School of Law (GSL) has promoted an international cooperation project on “Asian Technical Legal Assistance” for more than twenty years since 1998. It aims to assist the development of legal systems in various Asian countries which have been undertaking the transition to a market economy and into constitutional and democratic nation-states.

As part of the project and to fulfill our educational and research mission as a leading center of legal and political study in Japan, the GSL in 1999 established an educational and training program known as the “LL.M. (Comparative Law) Program in Law and Political Science” which is taught in English. It aims to train the next generation of top Asian legalists who can contribute to nation-building through the construction of legal systems by providing education in law and expanding networking among legal professional in Asian countries. We expect that the Program will contribute to the human resources development in these countries and create a structure for new networking potential among former students who can provide feedback to the GSL

In this way, over the last 20 years, the GSL has built a wide-range of the Asian legal networks. In 2021, following the establishment of the above programs and after assuring the sustainability of the networks,, we have renamed the Comparative Law Program to the “A Program to Enhance a Collaborative Human Resources and Network for Sustainable Socio-Economic Development in the Post-COVID-19 Asia”. Under this concept, the Program continues to train human resources in the legal arena who can develop and expand the Asian Legal Exchange Network.

We have accepted JDS participants from the targeted countries of Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam,
Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Myanmar and China so far. The total number of JDS participants of our school is 225 (as of April 2022).

We are proud to count among our graduates, the staff of core ministries, judges, public prosecutors, counsel in significant corporations, active lawyers and progressive academics of the jurisdictions as independent legal professionals responding to the needs of their time, continuing to be engaged in the building of their nations, fulfilling their essential role in this new period as internationally-minded Asian leaders. A network has emerged among these graduates which has created a structure for finding new talent, and for offering ongoing feedback to the faculty of our Graduate School. This has allowed us to develop a diverse and varied academic environment.

Our Program emphasizes a curriculum with offerings ranging from fundamental grounding to specific areas in law and politics. Classes are conducted in English and students proceed under the individual guidance of academic supervisors, along with a wealth of support both from within the faculty and from the University. Each student can immerse themselves in the joys of learning, while building strong bonds with fellow students from various nations and regions. In this way, we seek to provide the conditions for our students to reach their full potential. Each year, overseas students who join our programs enrich us further by bringing with them the immediate experience of their countries of origin.

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Features of the Course/Program

Comparative Law and Politics (LL.M.) Program

◆ Objectives

The Master’s degree at our school seeks to produce people endowed with high-level general and balanced abilities. The Program constructs the curriculum around the following elements:
1) Broad and basic training in law and political science, 2) Highly specialized research involving analyses of the situation in the student’s own country with a view to explore solutions, 3) Studies in the principles of a just market economy, the rule of law, human rights, and democracy conducive to a market economy system, 4) Acquisition of the abilities and techniques needed for theoretical and practical thinking, 5) A system of collective and flexible individual guidance in the independent academic writing and the research methods needed for this, and 6) The promotion of comparative research in group discussions with Japanese students.

◆ Features

The distinctive features of our Program are as follows:

  • - Provision of a variety of course options from which students may choose (refer to the courses given below);
  • - Focused instruction in research methods and academic writing through a suite of Academic Writing courses that run the length of the Program in support of the thesis writing process; and
  • - Individual and specialized tutorials with supervisory professors in the subject area of each candidate, in close coordination with the academic writing courses, referred to above.
◆ Language

As courses and supervising are all taught in English, competence in the English language is essential.
As for Japanese language, students are encouraged to build skills in communication in Japanese. It is the most common medium of expression both on campus and in everyday daily life.

◆ Academic Year

The Academic Year divides into the autumn term, which begins in October 2022 and the spring term, which begins in April 2023.

◆ Program of Instruction
  • -The duration of the Program is at least two years.
  • -The Program aims to offer an independent curriculum below to train talented legal professionals to learn the broad basics of law and politics and to acquire balanced general skills.
  • -The complement of the Program is social activities, students’ mentorship arrangements, private sector internships, and a set of student-driven cross-national seminars with Japanese students (the Peer Support Initiative). These features of our learning environment reinforce and supplement the opportunities of the traditional academic curriculum in law and politics.
  • -Course offerings taught by practicing Japanese lawyers enriches classroom instruction.
  • -Optional intensive courses offered between terms further supplement the core curriculum.
  • -Students may include credits maximum of ten credits taught at the other Graduate Schools as part of the overall 30 credits required for their degree within the scope of the candidate's research interests with approval from the faculty.
  • -In addition to the course obligations, a requirement for their degree is to set a practical research theme related to market economic development and to produce thesis from a comparative perspective. To progress with their research topic, students receive individual and specialized tutorials from an academic supervisor and get staged guidance through academic writing courses. Thesis writing guidance is a significant component of our Program enhancing the abilities for self-initiated research, data collection skills, and methods of thinking and analysis.
  • -To supplement the core curriculum, special lectures and workshops are provided as part of the JDS Special program. These special lectures are given by distinguished scholars from overseas and legal experts in the areas related to the JDS fellows’ selected topics.
  • -Individual tutorials by Japanese law students are also arranged to support JDS fellows’ study.
  • -Furthermore, extra-curricular study trips are provided to give students further insights into the judiciary system, society, culture, history and natural environment in Japan. A topic is set for each study trip, and students make comparisons with their own country, offering them an opportunity to consider their country’s present situation.

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Necessary Curriculum to Obtain the Degrees

◆ Courses taught through English language for the 2021 academic year (Reference)

Subject Course title Credit Instructor (professors) Lecture/ Seminar Targeted students/
Term offered
Academic Writing I
[Compulsory]
Legal research and
writing I
2 Sean McGinty / Ryota Nishino Lecture M1 / Autumn Term
Academic Writing II Legal research and
writing II
2 Sean McGinty / Paul Lege Lecture M1 / Spring Term
Academic Writing III Legal research and
writing III
2 Sean McGinty / Paul Lege Lecture M2(M1) / Autumn Term
Professional Studies in Contemporary Legal Disciplines Comparative Property
Law
2 - Lecture Not open for 2022
Comparative Studies in JurisprudenceI The Law and its
Personnel
2 - Seminar Not open for 2022
Comparative Studies in JurisprudenceII Uses of the Public
Sphere: good practice
vs. corruption
2 - Seminar Not open for 2022
Comparative Studies in Constitutional Law Outline of Modern
Constitution
2 Minori Ohkohchi Seminar M1&M2 / Spring Term
Comparative Studies in Administrative Law Introduction to
Administrative Law
2 Kazumasa Inaba Lecture M1&M2 / Autumn Term
Professional Studies in International Law Introduction to
International Law
2 Hideo Yamagata (GSID) Lecture M1&M2 / Autumn Term
Professional Studies in International Human Rights Law I Development and Issues
on Law on International
Human Rights
2 - Lecture Not open for 2022
Professional Studies in International Economic Law II Seminar on Human Rights and Refugee Law 2 Kaoru Obata Seminar M1&M2 / Spring Term
Professional Studies in International Economic Law I Studies in Law on WTO 2 Tomoko Ishikawa / Alisher Umiridinov(GSID) Lecture M1&M2 / Spring Term
Professional Studies in International Economic Law II Problems of
International Economic Law
2 Tomonori Mizushima Seminar M1&M2 / Autumn Term
Special Lecture and Seminar (Studies in Comparative private law I) Introduction to
International
Commercial Arbitration
2 Giorgio Fabio Colombo Seminar M1&M2 / Spring Term
Special Lecture and Seminar (Studies in Comparative private law II) Case Study of
International
Commercial Arbitration
2 Giorgio Fabio Colombo Seminar M1&M2 / Autumn Term
Special Lecture and Seminar (Fundamental Studies in Comparative private law A) Recent issues
in International
Commercial Law
2 Giorgio Fabio Colombo Seminar M1&M2 / Spring Term
Special Lecture and Seminar (Fundamental Studies in Comparative private law B) International
Commercial contracts
2 Giorgio Fabio Colombo Seminar M1&M2 / Autumn Term
Special Lecture and Seminar (Case Study of International Commercial Arbitration) Case Study of
International
Commercial Arbitration
2 Dai Yokomizo / Giorgio Fabio Colombo Seminar M1&M2 / Autumn Term
Comparative Studies in Civil Law I Contract Law 2 - Lecture Not open for 2022
Comparative Studies in Civil Law II Family Law in Japan
and Asian Countries
2 Hiroko Itoh
(Aichi Gakuin University)
Lecture M1&M2 / Autumn Term
Comparative Studies in Criminal Law Development of national criminal
law under the infl uence of
foreign and international law
2 Kanako Takayama
(Kyoto University)
Lecture M1 / Intensive course
Comparative Studies in Judicial System Introduction to the Civil
Justice System
2 Yoshitaka Nakamura Lecture M1&M2 / Intensive course
Comparative Studies in Business Law I Corporate Law I 2 Junko Ueda
(Aichi University)
Lecture M1&M2 / Intensive course / Every other year
Comparative Studies in Business Law II Corporate Law II 2 - Lecture Not open for 2022
Comparative Studies in Politics I Comparative European
Politics
2 Yasushi Kondo Lecture M1&M2 / Spring Term
Comparative Studies in Politics II International Politics 2 Satoshi Miura Lecture M1&M2 / Spring Term
Comparative Studies in Public Administration Public Administration and
Public Policy in Japan
2 Masao Kikuchi
(Meiji University)
Lecture M1&M2 / Autumn Term
Comparative Studies in Political Thought History of political
theories
2 Tetsuri Kato Lecture M1&M2 / Autumn Term
Special Research I
[Compulsory]
Tutorials 4 Each supervisor
(main advisor)
Tutorial M1 / One-year
Special Research II
[Compulsory]
Tutorials 4 Each supervisor
(main advisor)
Tutorial M2 / One-year
Special Lecture and Seminar (Business Law and Practices) Corporate Legal
Practices
1 - Lecture/
Seminar/
Practice
Not open for 2022
Special Lecture and Seminar (Workshop on International Negotiation) Workshop on
International
Negotiation
2 - Lecture/
Seminar/
Practice
Not open for 2022
Special Lecture and Seminar (Japanese Judicial Institutions) Japanese Judicial
Institutions
2 Undecided Lecture M1 / Autumn Term
Special Lecture and Seminar (Jurisprudence : Japanese Context) Justice Theory and
Legal Theory
2 You Matsuo Lecture M1&M2 / Spring Term
Special Lecture and Seminar (Japanese Law and Society) Japanese law and
society
2 Ayako Harada Seminar M1&M2 / Autumn Term
Special Lecture and Seminar (International Environmental Law) 2 Yoshiko Naiki (GSES) Seminar M1&M2 / Autumn Term
Special Lecture and Seminar (Introduction to the Japanese Litigation) 2 Yasunori Honma
(Waseda University)
Lecture M1&M2 / Intensive course
Special Lecture and Seminar (Comparative Law and Politics seminars I) 2 Fumito Sato Seminar M1&M2 / Autumn Term
Special Lecture and Seminar (Comparative Law and Politics seminars II) 2 Fumito Sato Seminar M1&M2 / Spring Term
Special Lecture and Seminar (Intellectual Property Law) 2 Masabumi Suzuki / Shiori Nishii Seminar M1&M2 / Autumn Term
Special Lecture and Seminar (Foreign Law Special Seminar I) Global Tort(K.H.A.N Summer School) 2 - Seminar Not open for 2022
Special Lecture and Seminar (Foreign Law Special Seminar II) International Negotiation(K.H.A.N Summer School) 1 - Seminar Not open for 2022
Special Lecture and Seminar (Labour Law) Comparative Labour Law 2 - Seminar Not open for 2022
Special Lecture and Seminar (Political History in Modern Japan) Nuclear Colonialism and Japan Tomoko Masuda / Ryota Nishino Seminar M1&M2 / Spring Term
Research of East Asian Law IA East Asian Comparative
Law
2 Yoshiharu Matsuura Seminar M1&M2 / Spring Term
Research of East Asian Law IB East Asian Comparative
Law
2 Yoshiharu Matsuura M1&M2 / Autumn Term
Research of East Asian Law IIA East Asian
“jus commune”
2 Katsuya Ichihashi
(Nagoya University of Economics)
M1&M2 / Autumn Term
Research of East Asian Law IIB East Asian
“jus commune”
2 Kaoru Obata M1&M2 / Spring Term

Note:

The academic year of 2022 begins in October 1, 2022 and ends in September 30, 2023.

  • * Autumn Term (autumn term): October 1-March 31/ Spring Term (spring term): April 1-September 30.
  • * One course for two credits holds 15 classes (90 minutes per class).
  • * One intensive course holds 15 classes (90 minutes per class) for 3-4 days.
  • * GSID is the abbreviation of 'Graduate School of International Development' of Nagoya University
  • * GSES is the abbreviation of 'Graduate School of Environmental Studies' of Nagoya University
  • * Visit the following website for the outline of the lectures and seminars of our courses taught in English: (https://gsl.law.nagoya-u.ac.jp).

Courses Offered for the Completion of the Program for Leading Graduate Schools
[The Graduate School of Law introduced the "Cross-Border Legal Institution Design" program under the MEXT Program for Leading Graduate Schools (2011-2017). Those students who wish to have the official recognition on completion of the Program for Leading Graduate Schools when you complete a Master’s Program are required to earn more than eight credits from the following courses, including the required courses.]

Project Management I   2 Kiyoko Takahashi
(Kanda University)
Lecture M1 / Intensive cours / Spring Term
Comparative Law Workshop   2 Dai Yokomizo / Sean McGinty Lecture M1 / Autumn Term
Required to choose either 602 or 603
Comparative Politics Workshop   2 Hiroko Taked / Green David James Lecture M1 / Autumn Term
Required to choose either 602 or 603
Legal Transplantation   2 Katsuya Ichihashi
(Nagoya University of Economics)
Lecture M1 / Spring Term
Omnibus
Joint Research Workshop I   2 Giorgio Fabio Colombo / Dai Yokomizo / Sean McGinty Seminar M1 / Spring Term
Compulsory
Joint Research Workshop II   2 Giorgio Fabio Colombo / Dai Yokomizo / Sean McGinty Seminar M2 / Autumn Term
Compulsory
Seminar in International Law and Politics I   4 Each supervisor
(main advisor)
Seminar M1 / Intensive course
Summer internship
Special Lesture and Seminar (Jurisprudent : Japanese Context) Jurisprudence: Japanese Context 2 You Matsuo Lecture M1&M2 / Spring Term
Common with the course, “Justice Theory and Legal Theory”
Special Lecture and Semiar(Asian Family Law) Family Law in Japan and Asian Countries 2 Hiroko Ito (Aichi Gakuin University) Lecture M1 / Autumn Term
Common with the course, “Family Law in Japan and Asian Countries”
Project Management II   2 (TBD) Lecture D1 / Intensive course / Autumn Term
Not open for 2022
Leading Program Academic Writing   2 (TBD) Lecture D1 / Autumn Term
Not open for 2022
Joint Research Workshop III Organizing a workshop 2 Giorgio Fabio Colombo / Dai Yokomizo / Sean McGinty Seminar D1 / Intensive course
Seminar in International Law and Politics II   4 Each supervisor
(main advisor)
Seminar D1 / Intensive course

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List of Faculty members capable of guiding JDS China Fellows and their Research Specialties

The Faculty Committee officially selects one main supervisor for the JDS China Fellow when he/she enrolls in our School in October. The main supervisor selects one sub-supervisor for the JDS China Fellow.

List of faculty members capable of guiding JDS fellows

(Graduated schools and awarded degrees, field of specialty and research interest)

<Department of Combined Graduate Program>
Prof. ARAMI Reiko
Ph.D,MPP., B.A.in Liberal Arts from the University of Tokyo.
*Public Administration, Public Policy, Local government.
  1. 1. Social policy and policy implementation
  2. 2. Bureaucratic politics and organizational theory
  3. 3. Public management in local government
Prof. FURUKAWA Nobuhiko
LL.B., the University of Tokyo
*Criminal Law
  1. 1. The Theory of Criminal Negligence
Prof. Giorgio Fabio Colombo
J.D., University “Luigi Bocconi”, Milan
Ph.D., University of Macerata
*Comparative Private Law
  1. 1. International Commercial Arbitration
  2. 2. Legal Cultures
Prof. HARADA Ayako
LL.D., Kyoto University
*Sociology of law
  1. 1. Socio-legal analysis on the current system dealing with children and family issues
  2. 2. Comparative study of such system working in Japan and in the United States
Prof. HATANO Satoshi
LL.D., Kyoto University
*European Legal History
  1. 1. French Legal History
  2. 2. Formation of Modern European Legal System
Prof. HAYASHI Shuya
Completed Dr. course work in Kyoto University Graduate School of Law, LL.D., Kyoto University
*Competition Law
  1. 1. Competition law and policy
  2. 2. Trade regulation law (electricity and telecommunication)
Prof. INABA Kazumasa
LL.D., Nagoya University
*Administrative Law
  1. 1. Reformation of administrative law in the age of Deregulation
  2. 2. Legal limitation on privatization
  3. 3. Broadcast law in the US and Japan
Prof. KANG Dongkook
Doctor of Laws with the Honor of Highest from the University of Tokyo (Dr.), Graduate
School of Seoul National University (M.A.), Seoul National University (B.A.)
*History of East Asian Political Thought
  1. 1. Nationalism and Colonialism in East Asia
  2. 2. Conceptual History in East Asia
Prof. KATO Tetsuri
LL.M., Kyoto University
*History of Political Thought (Western)
  1. 1. Philosophical Hermeneutics as a Way to Dialogue
    between Civilizations
  2. 2. Tradition of Western Mysticism
  3. 3. Politics and Religion
Prof. KAWASHIMA Takanori
LL.D., Keio University
*Civil Procedure Law
  1. 1. Principles of Civil Litigation
  2. 2. Law on Court Proceedings
Prof. KONDO Yasushi
LL.D., Nagoya University
*Political History (Europe)
  1. 1. Comparative European Politics
  2. 2. Party Politics
Prof. MASUDA Tomoko
LL.D, Nagoya University, M.A. from Aoyama Gakuin University
*Political History (Japan)
  1. 1. Constitutional Emperor system
  2. 2. Ultra nationalism in modern Japan
Assoc. Prof. MATSUDA Takafumi
LL.D., Kobe University
*Civil Law
  1. 1. Contract Law
Prof. MATSUNAKA Manabu
LL.M., Osaka University
*Corporate Law, Economic Analysis of Law
  1. 1. Rule making of takeover regulation
  2. 2. Law on equity finance
  3. 3. Regulation of control shareholders private benefit
Prof. MATSUO You
LL.D., Kyoto University
*Jurisprudence
  1. 1. Philosophical Inquiry into Rule of Law and its Conditions
  2. 2. Modern Theories of Justice developed by John Rawls, Robert Nozick, Michael Sandel and so on.
  3. 3. Methods of Legal Interpretation and Institutional Capacity
  4. 4. Ethics for Lawyers
  5. 5. Philosophical inquiry into Multiple Regulations and Governance over Them
Prof. MIZUSHIMA Tomonori
LL.D., Kyoto University
*International public law
  1. 1. Jurisdictional Immunity of Foreign States
  2. 2. WTO law
  3. 3. International investment law
Prof. MIURA Satoshi
M.A., the University of Tokyo
*International Relations
  1. 1. Global governance
  2. 2. International political economy
Prof. MIYAKI Yasuhiro
LL.M., Doshisya University
*Criminal Procedure
  1. 1. Undercover operations
Prof. MOTO Hidenori
LL.D., Nagoya University
*Constitutional Law
  1. 1. Constitutional law in Japan and Germany
  2. 2. Law on political parties and constitution
  3. 3. Constitutional theory about democracy
  4. 4. Constitutional analysis of ‘public sphere’
Prof. NAKAHIGASHI Masafumi
LL.D., Nagoya University
*Corporate Law
  1. 1. Mergers and Acquisitions
  2. 2. History of Corporate Law
  3. 3. Corporate Law and Securities Regulation in Canada
Prof. NAKANO Taeko
LL.B., the University of Tokyo
*Social Services Law
  1. 1. Sick insurance
  2. 2. Social welfare
  3. 3. Social Security in Sweden
Prof. Nishii Shiori
Ph.D., LL.M. & LL.B., the University of Tokyo
*Intellectual Law
  1. 1. Patent Law
Prof. OBATA Kaoru
LL.M., Kyoto University
*International public Law, International Law of Human Rights
  1. 1. Diplomatic protection, state responsibility, status of foreigners
  2. 2. European convention of human rights
  3. 3. United Nations and human rights
Prof. OHKOHCHI Minori
LL.D., Nagoya University
*Constitutional Law
  1. 1. Constitutional interpretive methodology
  2. 2. Constitutional theory in U.S.
  3. 3. Judicial review system
Prof. OKA Katsuhiko
LL.D., Hokkaido University
*Comparative Law (Korea)
  1. 1. Public law in Korea
  2. 2. Justice system in Korea
Assoc. Prof. OKUBO Akira
S.J.D., Keio University
*History of International Politics
  1. 1. International History of Europe
  2. 2. Diplomatic History of Britain
Asst. Prof. Roberto Glower Carapeto
J.D., Rio de Janeiro State University
LL.D., Waseda University
*Comparative Law
  1. 1. Comparative Intellectual Property Law
  2. 2. Trademark Law and Unfair Competition
  3. 3. Data Protection and Data Privacy
Prof. SAITO Akiko
LL.M., Kyoto University
*Criminal law
  1. 1. Criminal Law
  2. 2. Omission
  3. 3. Complicity
Prof. SATO Fumito
LL.M., Waseda University
*Russian Law
  1. 1. Representation System in Russia
  2. 2. Russian Judicial System
Assoc. Prof. SATO Yasunori
J.D., the University of Tokyo
*Civil law
  1. 1. Communio
Assoc. Prof. Sean McGinty
LL.D., Kyushu University
*Corporate Law and Governance
  1. 1. Executive Compensation
  2. 2. Canadian Law
  3. 3. Shareholder and Stakeholder litigation
Prof. TAKEDA Hiroko
BA. MA., Rikkyo University
Ph.D., University of Sheffield
*Political Process, Political Sociology
  1. 1. Gender and Politics
  2. 2. Political and Social Theories
  3. 3. Political Discourse Analysis
Prof. TAMURA Tetsuki
LL.D., Nagoya University
*Political Science
  1. 1. Contemporary democratic theory
  2. 2. Welfare regime and basic income
  3. 3. Gender in policies and political science
Prof. UDAGAWA Yukinori
LL.M., Hokkaido University
*Comparative law (China)
  1. 1. Private law in China
  2. 2. Judicial reform in China
Prof. WATANABE Miyuki
LL.B., Tohoku University
*Civil Procedure law
  1. 1. Effects of judgment
  2. 2. Arbitration
  3. 3. Fundamental theory of civil procedure
Asst. Prof. YAJIMA Seiya
LL.M., Osaka University
*Administrative Law
  1. 1. Administrative Organization Law
  2. 2. Privatization and Remunicipalization of Public Services
  3. 3. Public Private Partnerships
Prof. YANO Masahiro
LL.M., Waseda University
*Labor Law
  1. 1. Employment & Enterprise paradigm in the labor law
Prof. YOKOMIZO Dai
LL.M., the University of Tokyo
*Conflict of Laws
  1. 1. Structure of conflict of laws
  2. 2. International aspects of intellectual property
  3. 3. International judicial jurisdiction
<Department of Program for Legal Practice>
Prof. FUJIMOTO Akira
LL.M., Osaka City University
M.S. in Sociology, University of Wisconsin- Madison
*Practical Legal Education / Legal Informatics
Comparative and Empirical study of;
  1. 1. Legal Education, Lawyers, and the Judicial System
  2. 2. Legal informatics
  3. 3. Legal Consciousness
Prof. FUKASAWA Ryuichiro
LL.D., Kyushu University
*Administrative Law
  1. 1. Socio-Legal Approach to Administrative Justice
  2. 2. Legal Control of Administrative Discretion
  3. 3. Public Law in the UK and Australia
Prof. HASHIDA Hisashi
LL.M., Kyoto University
*Criminal Law
  1. 1. Self-defense and necessity
  2. 2. Subjective elements of illegality
Prof. IMAI Katsunori
LL.D., Nagoya University
*Commercial Law
  1. 1. Payment Law
  2. 2. Banking Law
Prof. KANEKO Yoshiaki
LL.B., the University of Tokyo
*Civil Law
Prof. KOBAYASHI Ryo
LL.M., Kyoto University
*Commercial Law
  1. 1. Commercial Law
  2. 2. Financial Law
Prof. KOJIMA Jyun
LL.M., Waseda University
*Criminal procedure
  1. 1. Double jeopardy
Prof. KURITA Masahiro
LL.D., Kyoto University
*Civil law
Prof. MURAKAMI Masako
LL.D., Hitotsubashi University
*Civil Procedure
  1. 1. International Civil Litigation
  2. 2. International Family Disputes Resolution
  3. 3. Civil Aspects of Child Abduction
Assoc. Prof. MURATA Kensuke
J.D., Kyoto University
*Civil Law
Prof. SAITO Kazuhisa
LL.M., Waseda University
*Constitutional Law
  1. 1. Constitutional Law and Education
  2. 2. Constitutional Patriotism
Prof. SUZUKI Masabumi
LL.M., Harvard Law School
*Intellectual Property Law
  1. 1. Law and policy concerning intellectual property
  2. 2. International intellectual property system
Prof. TAKAHASHI Yusuke
LL.M., Kyoto University, LL.B., Kyoto University
*Tax Law
  1. 1. Taxation on business organizations
  2. 2. Partnership taxation in Japan and U.S.
<International Student Advisor>
Asst. Prof. TOMITA Eriko
M.A., University of Warwick
M.A., University of Nottingham
*Advising and Assisting International Students and Coordinating Students Exchange

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Academic Schedule

Graduate School of Law 2022 - 2023 GSL Calendar for October entrants
Date Targeted students Event & things to-do
Month Day
September 7 M1 Main supervisor decided
September   M1 Registration at the ward office
September   M1 Academic guidance / IT guidance / insurance, bicycle, immigration guidance / university-wide-guidance/ Japanese language course registration
September Two weeks M1 Two-weeks English language training
September The end of the month M1 Moving into university residence
October 1 M1 Entrance ceremony
October 3   Classes start for Autumn term
October 4 M1 Course registration (to October 11)
October M1 Student ID card issued
October M1 Medical check-up
October   M1 GSL (Graduate School of Law) Welcome Party for new international students
November 30 M1 Submission of Study plan and Registration form
December 28   Winter holidays (to January 7)
January 2023 10   Classes restart and end on January 25
January Not decided   Field trip (not confirmed)
April     Classes start for Spring term
April M1 Course registration
April M1 Sub supervisors decided
April M1 Medical check-up
May 31 M1 Submission of Master’s thesis writing plan
August   Summer holidays (to September 30)
August 31 M1 Submission of Mid-term thesis progress report

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Facilities (ex: Library, PCs, Gymnasium etc.)

Accommodation: Nagoya University Dormitories for International Students
Our university accommodates newly enrolled students from abroad in one of the five university international residences: International Residence Higashiyama, International Residence Yamate, International Ohmeikan House, Ishida Memorial International Residence Myoken, and International Residence Daiko.

The period of residency in each residence is basically limited to six months since the number of international students greatly exceeds the capacity available.
For further information on housings for international students at Nagoya University, visit the following webpage:
http://en.nagoya-u.ac.jp/academics/campus_life/housing/index.html

Law Library:
The Law Library placed in our School contains approximately 265,946 volumes of books in the field of law and political science, including nearly 111,666 volumes in foreign languages. An additional amount of Japanese issued periodicals, and foreign journals in the field of law and political science are available in the University Central Library. The Law School Library, along with other satellite collections within the University, is covered by the OPAC system and, for older books, the comprehensive card catalog housed in the Central Library.

Computerized Service:
Wireless Internet access is available for all students on campus. When registered and enrolled in our university, the University provides the Nagoya University ID. It gives them a key to connect to the Nagoya University Wireless Network.

The University Library:
The University Library, which possesses all library materials and maintains the union catalog of all books and journals in the university, offers circulation and book retrieval through an ID card system and reference services, including inter-library loan, photocopying, and computer-based information retrieval. For language education and other educational and research purposes, the University Library has access to satellite TV channels, including CNN news, CCTV, and KBS. The Central Library contains 1,000 reading desks in the open-stack area. Group study rooms, seminar rooms, an information corner, and an audio-visual room are also available. For further information, please visit this webpage:
http://en.nagoya-u.ac.jp/about_nu/admin/sch/deta/nul.html

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Advice for Graduate School Applicants

Within your application, the Research Proposal is of critical importance to the admission decision. The application is the basis of the initial document screening. Still, beyond that, it plays an essential role in shaping the interview for applicants who reach the final stage. It can have a determinative effect both on the selection.

Accordingly, you are well-advised to take particular care in the drafting of the Research Proposal within the framework of the issues of the JDS project in China. Describe your interests, research objectives and originality clearly and in a well-reasoned manner. When reviewing your Research Proposal or conducting interviews, the following factors will be at the forefront of our thinking:

  • 1) Is there evidence of enough foundation knowledge and research skills to begin work on substantive research immediately upon entering into the study in the Graduate School? The reviewers are concerned with both general knowledge and experience in the field of law and specialized skills and knowledge necessary to the proposed topic. Are you familiar with the prominent scholars in the area? Are you aware of recent trends? Do you have a sense of the critical issues in the area, and are you able to relate them to a broader context?
  • 2) Is there a clear, concise, and meaningful research topic? Setting the purpose and objective of a project is one of the most challenging tasks in research.
  • 3) Is the topic you propose a good fit for research in Japan? While your proposed issue of a point may concern international matters or the laws of third countries, the reviewers are looking for its connections with Japan, and if it fits the research environment in Japan.
  • 4) Do you know the basic outlines of Japanese law, politics and public administration? What is Japan's position or experience within your topic area?
  • 5) Suitability for supervision
    Have you investigated our faculty members? Information on our Program and our staff are available on the Website of our school. Members of our faculty publish their articles and books in English, Japanese and other languages. Try to be aware of our work and familiarize yourself with the work of members of our faculty who specialize in your chosen area.
    Please refer to the profile of our professors’ page of the Website of our school.
    *https://gsl.law.nagoya-u.ac.jp/about-us/faculty-members.php

In closing, we would stress that whatever the result, your choice to apply to our Program presents an opportunity for learning and personal growth. We encourage you to do your best in preparation and fake up the challenge of the application process with skill and effort.

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